TVA ash spill mediation gets extended again

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New negotiation deadline June 16

By Damon Lawrence

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan has approved another extension in the TVA ash spill mediation. It’s the fourth time Varlan has done so since he ordered the sides into mediation on Nov. 20, 2012.

The ash spill occurred at the Kingston Fossil Plant on Dec. 22, 2008. The spill released more than 5 million cubic yards of fly ash.

TVA became a magnet for lawsuits after the disaster, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regards as one of the worst ever.

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